[LFC Comments: This article is from an email that we received from the owner of GAB, an alternative to the big Tech’s social media giants, such as Facebook and Twitter, which are heavily censoring conservative voices. We could see the attack on Christians coming slowly, but surely. Did you know that there are Christian churches in Lake County that have contingency plans for having their church services in homes because they can see the evil tyranny eroding their rights to worship as they please? Think it cannot happen?]
Genesis 9:13-16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
13 “I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. 14 It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud, 15 and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”
When I started Gab back in August of 2016 I did so for a variety of reasons. I was living and working in Silicon Valley at the time and as a Christian Trump supporter being in one of the most radically far-left cities in the world left me feeling like the minority that I was while living there.
I saw how others treated me, blacklisting me for supporting a political candidate they didn’t like, and looking at me as the “other” for proclaiming my faith in Jesus Christ. My fear was that one day soon the nihilist, atheist, transhumanist tyrants in Silicon Valley would come for Christians.
That day is now here.
Woke leftists are calling for statues of Jesus to be torn down.
Christians are being fired for posting Bible verses on social media.
Christians are being kicked out of places they rent for “liking” Charlie Kirk tweets.
Christians are being arrested for preaching the Gospel in the streets.
Pinterest is censoring Bible verses and Christian terms.
Christians in China who join Zoom calls for worship are later arrested by the CCP.
Are you paying attention yet, Christian?
They are coming for us. Just as communists always do.
You don’t need to be a Christian to be concerned about what is happening though. Big Tech tyranny must be stopped at all costs. The only way for that to happen is for us to exit their data silos and digital panopticons.
Thankfully God moved me to build what would become a digital Noah’s arc of sorts, although I didn’t realize that at the time back in 2016. From the moment Gab launched it was attacked by every press publication on the planet. Gab is run by an outspoken Christian and Trump supporter, so it had to smeared and destroyed at all costs.
Let’s review the past week of internet censorship:
-The Federalist and Zerohedge were censored by Google
-TMZ removed their comment section to censor “hate speech”
-Gavin Mcinnes was banned from YouTube
-VDARE is losing their domain registrar
-E Michael Jones had his books censored by Amazon
-Katie Hopkins was banned by Twitter
-@CarpeDonktum was banned by Twitter
-Trump’s tweet was censored by Twitter
Censorship and tech tyranny are accelerating so fast it’s difficult even for me to keep up. What I know is that Gab is growing. Gab is resilient. Gab has the battle scars to prove that we stand for free speech at all costs. Even when that means being banned by both app stores, hosting providers, dozens of third-party services, and even Visa.
As a Christian one of my most motivating factors for building Gab is to protect and preserve the ability to share the Gospel and openly talk about Jesus Christ online. I fear that one day very soon Gab will be the very last place where this can happen.
Gab is not a Christian website, but it is run by a Christian who isn’t afraid to speak the truth boldly. Gab also has plenty of atheists, pagans, and agnostics [as well as people] who simply want to speak freely away from Silicon Valley’s watchful eye and iron fist. We welcome everyone.
The time for Christians, and those who cherish liberty, to speak up and DO SOMETHING is now.
You can start by getting on Gab.
June 24th, 2020